02 December: Stevie Wonder: What Christmas Means To Me

Published December 02, 2014

Motown artists did a number of really good Christmas recordings in the Sixties, out of which this is one of the very best. It's incredible to think that Stevie Wonder was only 17 years old when this was recorded in 1967, yet he is already such an accomplished singer - actually, he was an amazing singer even at age 12.

By the way, the album this was taken from - Someday At Christmas - also features his rendition of Ave Maria, which was actually banned by Swedish radio at the time. I think it had something to do with there being a regulation against the "desecration" of Christian music - or some such. Be that as it may, in my opinion a more valid reason for banning it is that it's quite an awful recording.

Listen to What Christmas Means To Me here.

Stevie Wonder: Someday At Christmas.